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A Good Use for a Husband

I asked my grandchildren (ages 5 and 7) to “help” me make a birthday cake for my sister. Since my sister is obsessed with losing weight, I bought all the ingredients at the health food store and convinced her that … Continue reading

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The Junk I Don’t Notice

We are in the process of cleaning up our yard and making our neglected landscaping into beds where our bushes and flowers can feel proud. Our plan included the demolition of a small wooden shed that had been patched and … Continue reading

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Would It Be Cheaper If…

I have a little Koi pond that is a delight for three seasons but a litmus test for sanity during our long cold winter. The fish hibernate when it is below 50F so they have been sleeping for a couple … Continue reading

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Wait

What does this word mean to you? My husband has been known to intercept a long queue (people waiting in line) and ask if he can step in because he doesn’t like to wait. He usually gets a smile but … Continue reading

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Well, It Happened Again

by Shirlee Vandegrift Today (April 4) a dear man died and went to Heaven. We all knew it was going to happen sooner or later. In fact we knew it was likely to be sooner. Such a hard last year … Continue reading

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It’sTime to Head Home

For the past year and a half the relentless recurrence of medical challenges has revealed the deep sacrificial love that is the fabric of this marriage. No one would have been critical if there had been some expression of lament from … Continue reading

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Helpless?

by Shirlee Vandegrift When a friend hurts so do I. The other day a friend was telling how lonesome she was when her husband of many years died.  He was confined to a rehab/hospice facility for a while before he … Continue reading

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